God woke me up this morning with the word Revival on my heart. I believe we are beginning to see revival happening around us. I also believe God is going to use some unlikely places and people to bring revival. Should we be surprised by that? I do not think so. God used Jesus to change the world. If we look at Jesus resume, he was an unlikely candidate. Let us look at Jesus resume in today’s light.
Jesus Christ was born in a cave. Not really a great start according to the world.
Jesus was a carpenter.
Jesus was not a college graduate.
Jesus was a refugee.
Jesus never owned a home. No MTV Cribs Show for him.
Jesus was not not hanging out with the rich and famous. He would never have been interviewed by Robin Leach (Young folks google that one).
No 401k or pension for Jesus.
Jesus was definitely not jumping off the pages of GQ Magazine.
That is what Jesus resume looks like. By today’s standards not too impressive. But yet, this one man changed the world forever.
So has I thought about what God shared with me this morning, I thought about all the unlikely people God has used to share his word over the years. Most of the time, God has used common people who chose to be available. That is the kind of person I want to be. Available to serve God in any way he chooses.
I am excited to see how God is going to use common, but available people to help bring Revival. ~OC